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Understanding Citations   Tags: books, citations, citing_sources, in_text, works_cited  

This guide was designed to help you read citations and understand different formats as well as create citations for your own research.
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014 URL: http://researchguides.njit.edu/citations Print Guide RSS Updates

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Citation templates:
APA | MLA  | Chicago (numbered style)
 
Comparison Chart:  APA, MLA, CMS

 

Online Citation Generators

 

Tips & Tricks

Some databases have options to automatically generate full citations for you. 

Here's an example in:

Want help doing this in another database? Ask a librarian!

 

Introduction (Start Here!)

After watching this video, you should be able to:

  1. Identify parts that make up a citation
  2. Distinguish between citations for books and journal articles
  3. Recognize different citation styles (MLA vs APA)
  4. Describe the purpose of an in-text citation

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When Should I Cite a Source?

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